Saturday, January 31, 2015

News from the Near Future and the Recent Past

Three brief notes in lieu of a substantive entry:

1. In a year which she assesses as "lackluster" overall for science fiction, Lois Tilton singled out "Bonfires in Anacostia" for praise in her review of 2014.

2. Sirens is a new project featuring journalistic dispatches from the year 2022. You may want to check it out, as I expect there will be some interesting news soon that I "compiled".

3. I remembered belatedly that Alice Sola Kim's "Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters because They Are Terrifying," first published in the Fall 2014 issue of Tin House, is a brilliant story that deserves to be read and lauded far and wide. Unfortunately, its word count is, per ASK herself, about 6600, so to nominate it for a Hugo Award in the short story category I had to bump Vajra Chandrasekera's "Dharmas," which is also brilliant, just not quite as.

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